First ever post for me. Woohoo
I'm looking for some recommendations please. I don't have anywhere good local I can try on so it's a bit of a gamble. I've been using Sennheiser HD25 for decades with a Sony CD walkman and wanted something more open to use at home. I now have Sony X series DAP (based on recommendations here and it is magic). I may get an amp eventually but for now it's Sony X and occasional iPhone when playlist mindstorming.
First purchase, AKG K701. Loving the musician-in-the-room sound but not comfortable for me. Those bumps! And head band not long enough. I considered band surgery but chickened out and sold them something easier to drive would be better for me anyway.
Next up, Denon D2000. Again, not comfy for long. Well made but heavy-ish and I get top-of-head ache.
So for jazz, open sound (but they don't need to be open), real sax, piano, vocal, double bass etc. Comfy for my big old ears, well built and look good. Would consider second hand. Also I'd like to like the look of them. HD598 read well but the look (luke skywalker earmuffs from starwars v or is it me?)
I may order a couple and send one back. From what I read here I'm thinking
Probably in that order
Your input would be more than welcome!